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Fred Frith
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Fred Frith
Title: Gravity
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: East Side Digital
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561804524

CD Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"very influential to me, especially the possibilities FF explores with sort-of low volume recording situations and found sound stuff; it makes us think that, hmmm, perhaps ANYONE can make creative, innovative music without inflated production expenses. god bless him."
Dance! (no, stop, count 6/4 over 11/16) OK NOW: DANCE!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gravity is the epitomy of Fred's 80's "pop" style albums- a "must have" for anyone who has ever existed. It's also the best album in the known universe. As you can see from the cover, this is a dance album, but not for the faint of heart. Mr. Frith's version of the classic "Dancing in the streets" is enough of a Blast AT The Past to get Fred banned from the R&B hall of fame forever- yet it grooves as hard as a washing machine overloaded with boots. Whimsical, hardcore, swingin', locked-down, grinding, and whimsical again, Gravity is a true pleasure to listen to, a musical odyssey. If you know and love "Speechless", this is the lighter side. If you want to test your ability to swing while humming polyrhythmic syncopations, get your dancing shoes on and kiss your feet goodbye!"
Unusual but Excellent
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album, recorded in '79/'80 does not sound in any way aged. The album ranges from light, fake ethnic pieces, to a song with a hard edge. Most of the songs are upbeat and quite enjoyable. This album is "somewhat" outside, but it is very musical. If you're not addicted to pabulum this is a worthwhile cd. There are no vocals to speak of. The instrumentation is by-in-large as follows:(F.F.)bass, guitar, violin, keyboards; drums, guitar, mandolin, piano, accordian, alto sax, clarinet, etc., by others. Give your ears something of substance, buy this album."